Oops…Is That the Croatian Border?!
We got entirely lost this week and it was so funny. We had all of our lessons on Thursday fall through so we decided to try and locate some people who live outside of Celje. We hopped on a train that we were told connected the two cities we needed to visit. So thinking I knew what was going on, I said we should get off at the farther city and then work our way back. So we got on this little train and off we went.
An hour later we started seeing signs for the Croatian border. Then we saw the boarder about a half mile to the left of the train. So we looked at each other, and then the train stopped. We looked around and we were in the middle of nowhere. I asked the conductor who had taken my ticket where our stop was. He replied, “Oh, you should have gotten off a half an hour ago and transferred trains…why didn’t you ask earlier?” So we waited and re-calculated, and got back on the train to go to the first city.
Once we got there, we found out that the address really wasn’t in the city; we needed to walk 3km to the next town. When we got there we didn’t know where to go. So we went to the only thing around, the local bakery. We bought something and asked the girl working there where the address was. While we were waiting for our order to heat up, she asked us what we were doing. It turned out that she knew who we were looking for, and got us her phone number! It was at that moment that I knew that God was guiding us. There is no other way we would have been at the right time and place to meet this person. It was such a faith building experience to me that demonstrates God always knows where we are, even if we are totally lost. He has a plan, and as long as we are trying, it will work out.
Last week I attended my final Missionary Leadership Counsel. I learned a lot about revelation from the meeting. It was really great. We were able to discuss what makes a meeting spiritual. We came to the conclusion that one thing that makes a meeting spiritual is the receiving of revelation. I was also reading a talk this week called “Having the Vision to Do”. (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/having-the-vision-to-do?lang=eng) I think what was discussed at the meeting and this talk go hand-in-hand, and it really helped me this week. The talk says the way that we can build our faith is by gaining a vision of how the Savior sees us, and then act on that vision. Essentially, you gain revelation about who you can become, and then work to become that person, trusting God will help.
Thanks for all the love and support. I hope that you are all doing well and have an increase of vision this week, and act with courage on that vision. I know that God will help you.